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Telcom announces Elliott Mueller as CEO & Steve Best as Non-Executive Director
Thu, 7th Mar 2024

Manchester-based Telcom, the largest full fibre and wireless network provider in the UK, has announced the appointment of Elliott Mueller as CEO and Steve Best as Non-Executive Director. The move is part of the company's strategy to bolster its C-Suite and board.

A seasoned leader, Elliott Mueller boasts a substantial career history in the telecommunications sector. His prior roles include CEO positions at prominent organisations such as JT Global, Metronet, and Tele2. His sterling record of creating shareholder value and deep-seated passion for customer service and delivery make him an asset to Telcom.

Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman of Telcom, Chris Baldock, welcomed Elliott with open arms. He says, "We are delighted to welcome Elliott as our new CEO and we are confident that we have made the perfect appointment for Telcom. Elliott is a dynamic, values-driven business leader with a diverse background of experiences and an excellent track record of delivery in the telecommunications sector. The Board looks forward to working with Elliott to deliver the full potential of Telcom for business customers across the UK."

Upon his appointment, Elliott Mueller stated, "I am delighted to have been appointed to lead Telcom. The business has an impressive UK footprint, a strong brand portfolio, a talented team, and an enviable reputation. The company continues its focus on building its solutions for business customers and I am looking forward to working with the team."

Steve Best also steps into the boardroom of Telcom as Non-Executive Director. Hailing from executive leadership roles at UK telecom giants including EE and BT, he brings a wealth of industry experience to the table.

Reflecting on Steve's appointment, Baldock adds, "Steve's experience and deep connections throughout the telecom sector will provide significant added value for Telcom as we deliver on our growth objectives over the next few years."

Steve Best, sharing his enthusiasm, says, "I am delighted to join the board of Telcom at this pivotal moment in its growth trajectory. This is an exciting time for the company as it continues to grow its wholesale and direct routes to market, bringing dedicated internet to businesses across the UK."

Simon Adcock, Head of Portfolio & Co-Fund Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure at Gresham House, mirrored this sentiment. He states, "We welcome Elliott and Steve to the board of our portfolio company Telcom and look forward to working with them. Telcom is at an exciting stage in its growth journey, having recently acquired Luminet in London, adding to its existing networks covering Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, and Birmingham. The business is well positioned to be the trusted partner for internet connectivity and related services for businesses throughout major cities across the UK."